Tag Archives: Oregon State University

Protein Portraits: An art class for science nerds

Wouldn’t it be cool if there were such thing as a hybrid science-art class? At Oregon State University, there is! It’s an undergraduate honors course called Protein Portraits, taught by Phil McFadden and described by the same as: The Oregon State University Honors College course that adds paint brushes and plaster of Paris to the toolkit

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Scientific art installations at the Linus Pauling Institute

The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI, originally the “Institute of Orthomolecular Medicine”) was founded by Linus Pauling and his colleagues in 1973; its research was focused on characterizing the role of vitamins and other micronutrients in promoting human health, and on understanding how their deficiencies could lead to chronic diseases. In 1996, the Institute was relocated to Oregon State University’s

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Soil Science on Canvas

Although it is a niche specialization, professional scientific artists do exist. In fact, I recently had the pleasure of accidentally meeting one at a thesis defense: Dr. Jay Stratton Noller — painter, soil scientist, and the Head of the Dept. of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. While art is a hobby

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